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Sold - 1985 VW Vanagon GL Westfalia


Listed 3 years ago
Oakland, California

Seller's Description

Year: 1985 Make: Volkswagen Model: Vanagon GL Westfalia Camper Mileage: 178,600 Engine: New Vanagon Engine 1.9L (~30,000 miles), Water Cooled Transmission: Automatic Exterior: Brown | Interior: Brown / Beige / Tan Sully needs a new home - I’m from the UK and finally heading back that way so it’s time for new adventures with a new owner. He’s unflappable, patient and ready for any adventure you ask of him. Engine runs well for short and long distances - he’s been meticulously restored and maintained for the last 4 years by Michael at Valley Wagonworks (details below). His original interior has also been kept in beautiful shape - everything is in working order (2-burner stove, fridge, aux battery, hookups, water pump, fold out bed/bench, pop-top and upper bed, heat) except the AC. He even comes complete with a DVD player for retro movie watching on the road ;) To say that it has been a delight to have this car in my life is a wild understatement. I’ve driven across the length and breadth of the country with the van. I’m heart broken to let him go but excited for someone new to make memories with him. Engine Upgrades: - Upgraded 1.9L Vanagon engine ~30k miles ago w/ recent inspection, new pushrods - Transmission was rebuilt by previous owner ~5 years ago - Battery and aux battery - Various fuel hoses and new belt - Radiator, coolant hoses, thermostat, fan control module - Brake pads, boots (though one has a tear, this is a non-urgent relatively inexpensive fix) - Spare tire - A lot of other miscellaneous mechanical and electrical upgrades over the last 4 years - Recent pre-sales inspection revealed 2 possible items for upgrade consideration: new shocks and a look into how the car idles when hot (drives just fine but worth a diagnostic service if you so desire) Included: - Yakima 3 bicycle bike rack made specifically for the VW Vanagon - Thule roof rack (I used to have a big box + surfboards comfortably side by side on the roof) - Inno lockable surf rack, holds multiple boards. - Open to keeping some of the interior home-y bits n bobs for you, or I can remove them (book shelf, back of seat storage, fruit basket) Things of note: - Title is clean and no history of accidents - Smog passes, no troubles - Original manuals in perfect condition - Paperwork and maintenance records going back decades (with one notable exception, I don’t have a record of the previous owner’s engine/transmission rebuild - I curse my naive self for this) - Various different original curtain coverings and bug mesh for windows. Pop-top tent has no tears but bug screen has a few holes. - AC was once installed but no longer works, this could be fixed or removed to free up more storage space in the back. - Rust developing on bottom right of front windshield and also on bottom left side of van. No significant deterioration in these in my stewardship of Sully over the last 5 years. A few other scuffs on the exterior body but all superficial. - 2 smaller-than-a-penny cracks in the front windshield - Speaker system works really well but would need new radio (we’ve just been using bluetooth speakers)


  • make: Volkswagen
  • model: Vanagon GL Westfalia Camper
  • year: 1985
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 178,600 miles
  • sleeps: 4
  • seats: 2
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Popup


  • ac_unit
    Air conditioner
  • health_and_safety
  • Solar panels
  • electrical_services
    Power inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling fan
  • Backup camera
  • shower
  • Extra storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair accessible
  • AWD
  • 4WD
  • electric_rickshaw
  • Tow hitch
  • tv
  • Water tank
  • Leveling jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike rack


  • kitchen
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
  • microwave
  • Oven

About the Seller

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